Definition of Corn cockle

1. Noun. European annual having large trumpet-shaped reddish-purple flowers and poisonous seed; a common weed in grainfields and beside roadways; naturalized in America.

Exact synonyms: Agrostemma Githago, Corn Campion, Crown-of-the-field
Group relationships: Agrostemma, Genus Agrostemma
Generic synonyms: Weed

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Corn Cockle

corn
corn-cob
corn-cobs
corn-factor
corn-fed
corn beef
corn borer
corn borer moth
corn bunting
corn buntings
corn cake
corn campion
corn chamomile
corn chip
corn chowder
corn cockle (current term)
corn crib
corn cribs
corn dab
corn dance
corn dodger
corn dog
corn dollies
corn dolly
corn earworm
corn ergot
corn exchange
corn field
corn flake
corn flakes

Literary usage of Corn cockle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Indiana Weed Book by Willis Stanley Blatchley (1912)
"In position on the stem they are opposite or in pairs as in the corn cockle; alternate or scattered singly along; the stem, one above another on opposite ..."

2. Foods: Their Composition and Analysis: A Manual for the Use of Analytical by Alexander Wynter Blyth (1896)
"The common corn-cockle of our fields is without doubt poisonous, containing a gluco- side, "saponin." The seeds are in shape not unlike a rolled up ..."

3. Foods: Their Composition and Analysis by Alexander Wynter Blyth, Meredith Wynter Blyth (1903)
"A section of the seed of the corn-cockle. ... It has also been noted that flour containing corn-cockle yields a larger percentage of oil to ether, ..."

4. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"corn cockle; Corn Rose; Corn or Red Campion; Crown- of-the-Field Agrostemma Githago Flowers—Magenta or bright purplish crimson, 1 to 3 in. broad, ..."

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